Please Support our Holiday Programs Helping Local Families in Need


For over 45 years, the Center has worked with Social Services to assist those most vulnerable in our community. This includes children, families, the elderly and those who are disabled. 

During Thanksgiving, over 1,500 meals are provided and at  Christmas, gifts to more than 2,800! The COVID crisis has made this assistance even more important.



Over 2,100 people have been sponsored to receive Christmas Gifts.

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Over 1,300 people have been sponsored for a Thanksgiving meal.

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Since 1972, The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center has worked to support area nonprofits and mobilize volunteers. Now in this time of community crisis, the Center is uniquely positioned to connect essential organizations with individuals and companies that are rising to the challenge of taking care of those most vulnerable. The Center works with over 1,400 nonprofits and has the largest volunteer database in the Triangle.
...Together we can beat this.
These Triangle Nonprofits that have achieved National Certification as Service Enterprise organizations from Points of Light 
They join an elite group of only 11% nonprofits nationwide that have attained national certification from Points of Light.  (Learn More!)

Registration now open for our next Service Enterprise Initiative Training planned for January 2021.

Grants from the Governor's Office are still available!
New and Improved!
HandsOn Triangle is the largest volunteer matching database in the Triangle. We have upgraded the features and functionality, giving nonprofits a powerful volunteer management tool, and volunteers a terrific way to find a great service opportunity. Best of all... it is FREE. 
Nonprofit Training Series
Due to public health concerns we will
be conducting sessions online
Fundamentals of Effective Strategic Planning
Ruth Peebles 
January 21, 2021

Webinar log in instructions and class handouts will be emailed in advance
Building Your Board
Kim Shaw
February, 2021
Webinar log in instructions and class handouts will be emailed in advance  
STAY TUNED FOR Additional Sessions!!
 Ella Thomas
Animal Protection Society of Durham
Ella is a youth volunteer with a tremendous capacity for compassion toward animals! Over the summer, she volunteered 5-6 days per week at the Animal Protection Society of Durham. Her 3-6 hours per day were spent cleaning cat rooms and socializing the cats. The cats are very relaxed in her presence. Despite her youth, she possesses great knowledge of cat care. With support from her family, Ella was able to foster kittens during a busy kitten season. When Ella attended a big adoption event with her foster kittens, one of her kittens was the first to be adopted. Ella's ability to cover all aspects of cat care and adoption has made her extremely valuable to the APS.
Thank you, Ella, for devoting your time to caring so thoroughly for Durham's needy animals!
 Congratulations to our
2018 Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service
This award recognizes the "top 20" volunteers in the state.
Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level then evaluated by a panel of community service leaders from across the state.
Durham County
Emilie Beglane
Senior Category
Duke Hospice at Hock Family Pavilion
Orange County
Abia Ahmed 
Youth/Individual  Category
Triangle Disability Awareness Council
We support nonprofits & volunteers across the Triangle 
The Center serves more than 1,500 nonprofits and thousands of terrific volunteers in:
Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough Morrisville, Raleigh...across the entire Triangle area!

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